Speed Academy has now presented its road ready, all-electric Blue Lightning - a converted Lotus Evora, equipped with a Tesla Model S powertrain and two Chevrolet Volt batteries.
After about five months, Blue Lightning is almost fully ready, and all that remains is a month or so of track tests, as racing brakes and power steering are still on the to-do list.
Anyway, some ≈460 hp has been measured on the dyno, making the acceleration of this tiny car ... uh, violent. It literally strikes the neck.
In the background of the video, the Star Trek sound is via the electric powertrain (which hopefully is dampened somewhat in the future).
It Drives And Has CRAZY Acceleration! - Lotus Evora Electric Car Project EP04
The Lotus Evora Tesla powered electric car is alive and running and it's so fast! We go for a ride and experience neck breaking acceleration while learning about all the details of the electric car project.